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Extra Overtime: Two Well-Matched College Teams Duke It Out

NPR's Mike Pesca talks with host Rachel Martin about Saturday night's college basketball.

Alleged Fixing Of Games Rocks Soccer World

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Declan Hill about the current international soccer fixing scandal. Hill is an investigative journalist and author of The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime, which examines the corruption at the heart of international soccer.

Week In Sports: NBA Season Hits Halfway Point

The NBA's All-Star Game is just next weekend, and it's a surprise which teams are hottest going into the break. In Pennsylvania, the Paterno family is gearing up to address last summer's devastating Freeh Report. Civil War-era baseball also made headlines this week. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman shares all this with Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon.

Rigging Scandal Doesn't Faze Many European Soccer Fans

A European police agency this week made what should have been a startling announcement: Hundreds of professional soccer matches around the world may have been rigged by gamblers in recent years. But the news was greeted inside the sport less as a shock than confirmation of a rampant problem. Robert Siegel speaks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the investigation.

West Africans Clash To Crown Nations' Champions

As the Africa Cup of Nations reaches fever pitch, allegations of unfair officiating are drowning out the trumpet-like vuvuzelas blasting in South Africa. Host Michel Martin speaks with Nigerian soccer journalist Osasu Obayiuwana for a look ahead to the final between Nigeria's Super Eagles and Burkina Faso's Stallions.

Lawsuit, Investigation Loom Over Lance Armstrong

A Texas-based promotions company has sued the disgraced cycling champion for more than $12 million, paid to him for several of his record seven Tour de France wins. And there's word Armstrong is under federal investigation, a year after a federal criminal inquiry ended without explanation.